For those of you unable to attend WordCamp US at St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend, the event will be available for live streaming. The conference runs from Friday, November 1, through Sunday, November 3. Friday and Saturday’s regular sessions, which do not include workshops, will be streamed.
While previous events like WordCamp US 2018 have always been available to watch for free, they required you to sign up before viewing. This year’s event is open with no such restriction. You can simply pick a streaming video and watch.
There will be multiple livestreams running simultaneously based on the room the parallel sessions are happening in. The WordCamp organizers have already set up the livestream videos with YouTube. By going to the Friday livestream or Saturday livestream page, you can set a reminder for any particular room you want to watch via the YouTube embed.
There are many sessions planned for the camp schedule. The tough problem is going to be figuring out what to watch with overlapping streams from three rooms. All times on the schedule are in Central Time US (CST).
If you have a question for a particular speaker, WordCamp US will have a volunteer social media team keeping an eye on the following hashtags on Twitter. The volunteers may ask your question if time permits for the session.
- #AskWCUS220 (Room 220)
- #AskWCUS230 (Room 230)
- #AskWCUS240 (Room 240)
- #AskSOTW (State of the Word)
Watch Previous WordCamp US Speakers
If you can’t wait for this year’s sessions, you can view the 2018 sessions from WordPress TV. It is a good way to get yourself in the mood for this year’s event and to look at how much WordPress has changed in the past year.
One of the most interesting WordCamp videos is always the “State of the Word” presented by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress. You can watch last year’s video below. What do you expect to see in this year’s talk?
How Will You Attend WordPress US 2019?
Are you planning on attending in person this year? Or, will you be among the many who are watching from home, the office, or elsewhere?
Unfortunately, WP Tavern will not be able to cover the event in person this year. However, we will be watching from home like many of you. Feel free to drop your recommended must-watch sessions in the comments.
If you are unable to attend or watch via livestream, the videos will be available on WordPress TV and YouTube to watch at your leisure.
Now that I’ve largely moved on from WordPress, I might try and watch the event this year as I have some time to do so.
I just hope that they’re broadcasting at a time I can make; being in the UK and all. I’m interested to see what Matt has to say on the future of the project and it’s direction.